The subdiscipline of linguistics that structurally categorises languages by describing the common properties and structural diversity of languages.

Alternative labels

linguistic typology

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Typology is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Optional knowledge

Typology is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Lexicographer: Lexicographers write and compile the content for dictionaries. They also determine which new words are common use and should be included in the glossary.




  1. Typology – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022

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